Wednesday, July 8, 2009

More Chalkboard Paint

My Mom sent me some pictures of her finished projects. She painted two of her silver platters with chalkboard paint too.

She got the platter above for a dollar on one of our flea market trips.
This platter has mother of pearl around the edges. I think they both turned out so cute!

Here is a little sneak peak of a chalkboard paint project that I am working on:

I am also working on a really big backyard project. I am really getting into landscaping and plants! Cody always says that I like plants but not the work it involves in having them. He is kind of right...I like having them and watering them, I just don't like digging the hole for them, keeping the weeds out of the beds, or the bugs they attract. :)

57 comments:

Ally0005 said...

Oh no what are you into now, can't wait to see.
I'm the same way about the yard,LOL

Ally

J.J. said...

I love how the black foes so well with the plate and furniture piece!

I also love the labels on the little tubs!!!

arkie said...

I do hope the chalkboard paint on the little tubs works! I have so many storage tubs and that would be so handy to be able to change the labels so quickly!

By the way, thanks for posting about the Oops store. I went through AR over a week ago and stopped at one. Got a lot of little gifts for my gift box.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

That tray with the mother of pearl is beautiful!

You've given me a great idea with painting the chalkboard lables on holiday bins...I SO need to do that!

~Amanda

mrs boo radley said...

Enjoy your plants--it's quite rewarding!

Roxanne said...

I've missed seeing your projects and fun decorating ideas! Hope you are enjoying your summer.

I have really gotten into landscaping, but my husband says the same thing about me. Bless his heart, he digs the holes for me when I plant new flowers! He is so good to me!

Becky said...

ooooo..good call on the plastic tubs. will definitely be copying that idea. and can you tell me what color your living room is? i love the more yellow undertone (at least that it looks by your lamp) with still being a neutral.

Joanna said...

Love chalk board paint!!! I have pretty much run out of ideas for it. I can't wait to see what your doing with it and those containers!!

A Hint of Home said...

Your Mom's platters turned out so cute.
Looks like you are getting organized. Are those little containers I see. Can't wait to see where you got them and what you're using them for.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love the chalkboard plate - never thought of using it on bins! Love that idea.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Those plates came out awesome! Can't wait to see your finished projects!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

You have me intrigued with the chalkboard paint on the rubbermaid bins. :)

~ Sarah

Anonymous said...

If you dont mind me asking, what kind of project are you working on? That looks like something we can maybe use in out Sunday Scool Dept at church.

THanks
Robin

JobandBrittany said...

love the platters!! i have bought 3 @ Goodwill and now I've just gotta to paint them. Do you just hot glue ribbon to the back when you hang them on the wall?

Becky said...

I can't wait to try a chalk paint project. : )

I love plants and flowers, but not the maintenance. I'm a plant killer. : (

Have fun with your projects. I always look so forward to seeing new posts from you.

Heather said...

Can't wait to see your finished chalkbaord paint projects! And your backyard ones!! You've got me on pins and needles!

Christine said...

I really like the chalk paint on a silver tray. Never would of thought about that one. An old, tarnished tray becomes useful again.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Steph said...

Love the trays! Super cute!

Brittany said...

I am the same way about the yard, except sometimes I don't even like the watering part :) Oh, and Happy Birthday!

Mandi said...

I love chalkboard paint! Can't wait to see your finished projects!

the undomesticated wife said...

Yeah, gardening is kind of a pain in the butt, but remember this...it's a great calorie burner! :D And the rewards you reap from it outweigh the pain of taking care of it. Can't wait to see!

Shannon said...

Robyn, the bins will be used as storage in our garage.

Alex and Jill said...

chalkboard paint rocks!! :)

Diane said...

Happy birthday, Shannon!

Ashley and John said...

I love the idea of a silver platter that you can personalize with chalkboard paint, so, I decided to try it myself! One question: where did you get all of your hangers to hang the finished pieces? I want to display mine with a ribbon, similar to one of yours, but will also need the little support hooks that you have yours mounted with. Any suggestions on where to find these? Thanks! -Ashley in VA :)

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Just getting ready to put my post up about my chalkboard paint love. I have seen the containers done, and they are ADORABLE! Can't wait to see your finished project.;)

number17cherrytreelane said...

What a GREAT idea for the huge bins!!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Looks like some fun! I bet they are going to come out soooo cute~

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Can't wait to see what you're up to! I love the silver platters!

TCKK said...

Those are some neat projects. I love plants too, but not the planting (unless in pots) or the weeding. I'm with you on this one!!!!

Katy said...

Your mom's projects are sweet. I think I can tell what you're up to with those blue containers...fun idea girl!
Planting, Plants, being outside......i love it all, don't really even mind the weeding aspect.

Marie said...

Hello Shannon - love your mom's chalkboard platters! So cute. And the tubs you're painting look like they're going to make your life so much easier - can't wait to see how they turn out!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Sarah Fries said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry this is so late, but I'm just now slowing down from the fun-filled day Lynlee Kate and I had! Hope you had a great one!

HeathahLee said...

When you finish landscaping your yard, will you drive the 4 hours to my house and do mine? : )

Angie said...

I am totally with you on the yard work deal. Love those silver tray chalkboards! I have several I am going to do, just haven't got around to it yet.

Tracy said...

Love your silver trays! The labels for the tubs is truly a stroke of brilliance! = )

The Southern Housewife said...

So much fun! I can't wait to see the yard! And where can I get some of this chalkboard paint? I got some spray paint from Hobby Lobby but that doesn't seem to be doing the trick.

Jennifer said...

I just bought my first tray...and am ready to try my first chalkboard project - all your inspiration! Can't wait....

The Photo Goo said...

Good idea with the chalkboard paint and tubs! I've been trying to think of a way to put labels on mine.

Finding Home said...

Oh gosh girl, I can't wait to see the project you are working on. It looks like a good one!

Your mom's trays turned out wonderful!

Finding Home said...

Oh gosh girl, I can't wait to see the project you are working on. It looks like a good one!

Your mom's trays turned out wonderful!

Nikki said...

Chalkboard paint always makes things better.

Can't wait to see what else you are up to.

Chris said...

Love, love, love chalkboard paint! Great projects.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great chalkboards and looking forward to seeing the backyard project. Jackie

Rachel said...

Love chalkboard paint. I saw the coolest thing on Martha Stewart. COLORED chalkboard paint. just take 1 cup flat latex paint and add 2 T of of unsanded tile grout. Instant chalkboard paint any ol' color you like.

Mrs. Trixi said...

I too, love chalkboard paint. Have you seen the new or new to me chalkboard markers? Here is a link:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw_0_13?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=chalkboard+markers&sprefix=chalkboard+ma

They apparently don't smudge and have a much nicer finish.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Cute trays! Can't wait to see your finished bins!

Jenna said...

The platters are so cute! I hope you're having a great summer!

Jennifer said...

AHHH... great idea putting it on storage tubs!!

Karyn said...

Well it finally happened. I noticed a totally innocuous platter that I did not need and the thought went through my head-hey, I can put chalkboard paint on this. Thanks for the inspiration. Blessings!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Ikeep forgetting to get some of the chalk board paint in a can! I want to try something like this as welll...I only have it in the spray. It can be addicting. cherry

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Shoot....forgot to say your Mom's house looks great....love her style!

Twice as Nice said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Went to your sister-in-laws blog and seen you had a birthday :o) Hope you had a wonderful day.

Our Complete Family said...

Oh what a great idea with the chalkboard paint on the tubs! We move with the military so this would be a GREAT thing for me to do when we pull them out for each season. Only thing is, I'd have to use the chalk paint pen thingies so it wouldn't rub off moving here and there.
You are so clever!
Can't wait to see what you're up to in your backyard hun!
The silver platters turned out lovely!
Hugs, Les

Kurstin said...

very beautiful blog! I'm excited to stay tuned!

-k

Brenda said...

Happy 27th! I love your story about Andrew & the motorcycle - don't kids just say the best things????

sara's art house said...

Love your chalkboard paint projects!